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Lorelai, Clara, Mariska, Larissa, Lalia

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sodoyouaccept Mon 12-Sep-11 23:03:59

Can I ask what your opinions are on these names (they all sound fine with surname)?


Rhubarbgarden Mon 12-Sep-11 23:16:02

I like Clara. The others are too fussy for me. And Lalia is too close to labia.

toomuchpurple Mon 12-Sep-11 23:17:49

Lorelei - really like it
Clara - The nutcracker and Back to the Future. I'm not sure about it
Mariska - don't like it
Larissa - really like it. You could also have Clarissa
Lalia - I like it actually.

lurkinginthebackground Mon 12-Sep-11 23:56:07

Lorelei- Hard to pronounce, although once you get it, probably ok. Sounds too much like L'orel (or however you spell it!!!)
Clara - like very much
Mariska - not keen
Larissa - like this know a girl called Larissa.
Lalia - not keen.

blueberryink Tue 13-Sep-11 00:06:21

Larissa or Clara.
Or as toomuch said have Clarissa then you get both.

Yourefired Tue 13-Sep-11 00:07:57

Clara is lovely.

MelinaM Tue 13-Sep-11 00:24:17

Clara is lovelysmile

The others are rather frilly and a tad 'American' in sound.

sqweegiebeckenheim Tue 13-Sep-11 00:41:10

Love Lorelai, although biased as Gilmore Girls fan.

letspickgoogleberries Tue 13-Sep-11 01:10:47

Don't like Lalia or Mariska.
Any of the other 3.

Cereal Tue 13-Sep-11 07:36:22

Clara or Larissa.

CurwySwide Tue 13-Sep-11 09:16:49

Clara is lovely; don't like any of the others at all - too frilly/fussy, sorry.

comedaygoday Tue 13-Sep-11 10:20:31

Like Clara. The others are too fussy and frilly for my.taste.

LydiaWickham Tue 13-Sep-11 10:27:35

Clara. Pretty but works just as well if she ends up being the CFO of a FTSE100 company...

LaTristesse Tue 13-Sep-11 11:15:06

Lorelei - I'm warming to this a lot recently, may be the hormones though...
Clara - pretty, a bit Sound of Music, but I like it
Mariska - a bit whiskery to me
Larissa - I quite like this, quite unusual without being weird
Lalia - A bit genital for my liking (labia etc)

kat2504 Tue 13-Sep-11 11:16:17

I love Lorelei (also Gilmore Girls fan!) but much as I love the name I would not actually use it in real life myself. Clara is nice, Larissa sounds ok, I like Marissa too.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Tue 13-Sep-11 11:16:59

Clara with the reserve name of Larissa. I know two girls, one is Clara and she is lovley ,the other is Larissa and she is horrible.

Crumbletopping Tue 13-Sep-11 11:47:27

Clara my favourite by a long way.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 13-Sep-11 11:59:35

Clara by a mile. The rest are awful to me.

birdofthenorth Tue 13-Sep-11 13:07:11

Clara or Lorelai. I love Marilla too, might be up your street? Or Marissa.

BlueChampagne Tue 13-Sep-11 15:55:16

Clara - but second Marissa.

MmeLindor. Tue 13-Sep-11 16:01:33


Lorelai comes up a lot on MN baby names and I always say the same - it is the name of a rock in Germany where all the tourists go to oooh and aaaaah. The name of a poem/song/fairy tale about a woman who sits on a rock and lures sailors to their death on the crags.

Anyone in Germany would laugh at the name Lorelai being used. It is like naming a child Rock of Gibraltar.

mathanxiety Tue 13-Sep-11 16:05:27

I love Clara. I don't like the frilliness of the rest.

Prefer Lara, Mahalia, Marit and Eliska to Lorelei, Lalia and Mariska

pilates Tue 13-Sep-11 16:20:00

Clara is def the best,

Don't like the rest.

Haberdashery Tue 13-Sep-11 16:36:11

Clara and Larissa are my favourites. The others sound a bit too frilly/fussy. Lara and Clarissa are also really nice.

TryLikingClarity Tue 13-Sep-11 18:48:39

I love Clara as it is the name of a dear friend of mine, always had it on my possible list of girls names smile

I have to say that I totally LOVE the name Lorelei, but hadn't realised I loved it till I saw this thread!!! Am off now to write in on my list of possible names for our as-yet-not-conceived DC2. grin

From what I remember Marilyn Monroe's character in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was called Lorelei.... I might be wrong though...

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